• The Women’s Engineering Society has achieved much in 100 years but cannot achieve gender parity in engineering alone
    • Blog post
    • 20 June 2019

    Building on a century of women in professional engineering

    The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) is 100 years old this year. WES Council members Dr Sarah Chen and Yasmin Ali, both professional engineers working in the energy sector, call on all civil engineers to help achieve gender parity in engineering.

    Spillweirs Large and Small: Designing for Reservoir Floods, Belfast
  • Wastewater treatment plant
    • Case study
    • 19 June 2019

    Getting more out of your assets with software and skilled engineers

    Optimizing biological treatment and electrical consumption for the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) at San Giorgio di Piano, Bologna, Italy has required the use of both skilled engineers to understand the plant’s actual performance and novel software to improve that performance using oxygen and ammonia measurements.

    Spillweirs Large and Small: Designing for Reservoir Floods, Belfast
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    • Blog post
    • 19 June 2019

    What does net-zero emissions by 2050 mean for the infrastructure sector? 

    The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has recommended that the UK government puts in place a target for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This means taking steps to reduce emissions in the first instance and then off-setting any that remain, in order to deliver the net effect of zero emissions.  

    Spillweirs Large and Small: Designing for Reservoir Floods, Belfast